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Speaking Your Way to the Top: Making Powerful Business Presentations

by William D. Thompson Marjorie Brody

"Who needs another book on public speaking, let alone a series of them? After all, this is a skill best learned by practice and "just doing it," you say. True, but insight from people who've already been where you are might help ease some bumps along the road and provide handy advice on handling stage fright and knotty speech assignments. After all, if practice is the best solution to public speaking excellence, why is this country so full of speakers who can't speak effectively? Consider politicians, business executives, sales professionals, teachers, and clerics who often fail to reach their audience because they make elementary mistakes, such as speaking too fast or too long, failing to prepare adequately, and forgetting to analyze their audiences."

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